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Helping you navigate the difficult road of divorce and other family law matters in Rhode Island
while fighting aggressively for you and your children's best interests. 

Rhode Island
Divorce Attorney

Helping You Through Difficult Times

Moyer Law, PC is a full-service divorce firm in Warwick, Rhode Island providing personalized, professional service to clients across the state. Our legal team covers a wide range of family law matters, from divorce and separation to child custody and visitation.

Because we devote our practice exclusively to divorce and family law, you can be confident that our Rhode Island divorce lawyer is fighting for your best interests when you retain Moyer Law.

With more than 25 years of experience, Attorney Don Moyer has handled thousands of family law cases throughout the state. Our Rhode Island divorce attorney will take the time to understand your goals, never losing sight of the fact that we are here to help you work toward a better future.

Don is very knowledgeable and he was able to help me get through my divorce.
Former Client
Obtained Permission to Relocate
After months of court disputes, depositions, and legal briefs, obtained permission of court for mother to relocate to another state with the 8 month old child in order for mom to complete her college education.

What Makes Moyer Law, PC Different?

Dedicated to Superior Service
  • Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled
  • Personalized Service You Deserve
  • Honest and Knowledgeable Representation
  • Creative Solutions to Achieve the Best Possible Result
  • Exclusive Focus on Family Law Litigation
  • Over 25 Years of Experience

Honest & Straightforward Divorce Representation in RI

Helping You Navigate Your Divorce with Ease

At Moyer Law, PC we know that filing for divorce in Rhode Island can be stressful, emotional, and overwhelming. Our goal is to bear the legal burden on your behalf so that you can focus on your family. You deserve comprehensive, high-quality representation that keeps your needs and goals in mind. Our Rhode Island divorce lawyers take the time to really get to know our clients so that we can provide personalized service and help them make informed decisions that are best-suited for their unique situations. To put it simply: we make your family’s well-being a priority.

Our Approach to Divorce Representation in Rhode Island

At your initial meeting, we will walk you through the issues that often arise in divorce, ensuring you know where you stand and what to expect in your divorce. During your case, your attorney will actively ensure that you are kept informed at each stage of the legal process. To this end, our Rhode Island divorce lawyer will continually conduct cost-benefit analysis assessments of various options you face in your divorce. We want you to make smart decisions – not costly, emotional ones. Because of this, we constantly assess your goals and the cost of trying to reach them.

Our Rhode Island divorce lawyer is prepared to aggressively and diligently represent you at trial – however, we will also take the time to see if a favorable negotiated settlement is possible. You are in charge of whether your path is one of settlement or litigation.

Our divorce and family law attorney in Rhode Island is here to provide sensitive counsel and fight for your best interests. We are passionate about finding creative solutions that are tailored to your unique needs. Whether we negotiate a settlement out of court or take the route of litigation, you can rest assured that our dedicated legal team is here for you. Through every legal document, motion, or pleading we prepare, we are aggressively advocating for our clients’ best interests. Find out how Moyer Law, PC can assist you by giving us a call today.

We know that filing for divorce or working through a difficult family matter is never easy, which is why we work closely with our clients to guide them through the process from start to finish. Our Rhode Island divorce attorney can answer your questions and protect your rights during this difficult time, so please don't wait to call.

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About Moyer Law, PC

Founded by Attorney Don P. Moyer, Moyer Law, PC is Rhode Island’s premier divorce and family law firm. We are focused exclusively on the practice of family law, extending our legal services to just about every type of family matter you could be facing.

Backed by decades of legal experience, our RI divorce lawyer can help you fight for effective and lasting solutions.

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Have Questions About Divorce in Rhode Island? Moyer Law, PC Has the Answers
  • How long does it take to get a divorce in RI?

    The average uncontested divorce takes between 90 and 120 days. Without any hiccups, it could be finalized in just 75 days.

    Keep in mind that every case is different. A contested divorce will likely take longer.

  • How is property divided in a Rhode Island divorce?

    Unless protected by a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, any property bought or acquired during the marriage will likely be divided upon divorce. All this marital property must be divided equitably.

    If divorcing spouses cannot agree on what’s fair and equitable, a family court will take care of it on their behalf.

  • Do I need grounds to file for divorce in Rhode Island?

    Rhode Island is a no-fault divorce state, which means you don’t need to give a reason for divorcing your spouse.

    If you would like to give a reason, Rhode Island law considers the following to be grounds for divorce:

    • Neglect and refusal of support for at least one year
    • Living separately or apart for three years
    • Gross misbehavior and wickedness
    • Willful desertion for five years
    • Irreconcilable differences
    • Continued drunkenness
    • Habitual drug use
    • Extreme cruelty
    • Impotency
    • Adultery

    More about these grounds for divorce can be found in R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-5-2, § 15-5-3, and § 15-5-3.1.

  • What’s the difference between contested and uncontested divorce?

    When spouses agree on the terms of their divorce, it is considered an uncontested divorce. A contested divorce is when divorcing spouses cannot agree on terms and have to take the matter to court.

  • What’s the difference between divorce and a legal separation?

    Getting a divorce means officially ending one’s marriage.

    A legal separation is when a married couple decides to live apart but stay married. This gives them the opportunity to work out their differences. They can then move back in together or decide to go forward with divorce. In the meantime, they will still need to work out parenting time (if they have children), property and asset division, and any other issues that arise when a married couple chooses to live apart.

  • What are the residency requirements for divorce in RI?

    To get a divorce in the state of Rhode Island, at least one party will need to prove they have been a resident of the state for no less than one year.

  • How do I choose the right divorce attorney?

    The “right attorney” will vary depending on how you want to approach your divorce.

    Here are just a few things to consider:

    • Years of experience
      • How long has the lawyer been in practice?
      • At Moyer Law, PC, we have over 25 years of experience in divorce and family law.
    • Primary practice area
      • A lawyer who focuses their entire career on one area of the law has had the chance to develop a well-rounded understanding of that area. For that reason, it’s best to work with a lawyer who primarily practices divorce/family law.
      • Our team focuses exclusively on family law, so you can rest assured that we know how to handle these cases effectively.
    • Legal approach
      • Think about what you want to get out of your lawyer. Do you want honest counsel and tailored legal services? Or do you want a more one-size-fits-all approach?
      • We are known for our honest counsel and skilled representation. With us, you’ll get the personalized service you deserve.
    • Case results
      • A lawyer may check all the boxes but simply not have the case results to show for it.
      • Our team has successfully handled thousands of family law cases in Rhode Island. To check out our case results, click here.
  • Can I file for divorce without a lawyer?

    Yes, but it is best to work with a lawyer for several reasons.

    One is that you could end up with a settlement that isn’t in your best interest. If this is the case, it is likely that you will eventually need a lawyer to help you change the terms of the settlement—if it is even possible to change them.

    With so many deeply personal topics on the table, working with a lawyer is the most cost-effective way to protect your rights and interests. From child custody and support to asset division, alimony, and more, we’ll make sure your divorce is handled the right way from the very beginning.

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